February 29, 2012
Texas, pardon the pun, has a lot on the line Wednesday night when the Longhorns host Oklahoma. If the rematch is anything like the first meeting in Norman the difference could be determined at the line.
Considered a NCAA Tournament bubble team by most national analysts, Texas probably needs to sweep the season... Read More
Sooners NFL Combine update: Fleming standing out
February 28, 2012
CAMPUS CORNER — I said I was not quite sure what to expect from former Oklahoma cornerback Jamell Fleming today at the NFL Combine. Suffice it to say that I underestimated him.
I thought Fleming would excel at the ball/hip drills, but I didn’t know about the 40 and the other measureables. But …
Bench: 23... Read More
Sooners Combine Update: Ronnell shines, Big Frank missing
February 27, 2012
CAMPUS CORNER — Three Sooners were scheduled to be in action today at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis: linebackers Ronnell Lewis and Travis Lewis, as well as defensive end Frank Alexander.
Let’s start with Alexander. The Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year curiously tweeted this last night: “Minor setback... Read More
How will new NCAA kickoff rules affect Sooners, O’Hara?
February 24, 2012
CAMPUS CORNER — The NCAA just released this statement regarding new rules for the 2012 football season, including some fairly significant adjustments to kickoffs. The rules were proposed a couple of weeks ago, and they were approved Tuesday, according to the release.
A number of Oklahoma fans complained last... Read More
Stills humbled after Thunder win
February 24, 2012
CAMPUS CORNER — I was hoping someone would snap a pic of Cali Trio member Kenny Stills wearing a Thunder jersey today. Stills, being the good sport that he is, took it upon himself.
Stills lost a bet that his Lakers would beat the Thunder on Thursday night. As a result, Stills is wearing this Durant jersey on... Read More
OU among those against multi-year scholarships
February 23, 2012
CAMPUS CORNER — I intended to produce this blog post yesterday, but we’ve had some technical difficulties with our platform. My apologies for the delay, because I know all your water coolers (do people even have those anymore?) have been buzzing with talk of multi-year scholarships in the NCAA.
First of all,... Read More
Free throws could be key in Bedlam
February 22, 2012
Oklahoma State senior guard Keiton Page scored 40 points in a win over Texas in the Cowboys’ most recent game. Page got half those points at the line, going 20-for-20 at the charity stripe.
“You have to stay down on Keiton Page,” said OU point guard Carl Blair. “He pump fakes a lot. You have to stay on... Read More
Tweetgate: Recruits receive offers from Norvell’s account
February 21, 2012
CAMPUS CORNER — Curious case this morning involving Oklahoma receivers coach and co-offensive coordinator Jay Norvell and a handful of 2013 recruits.
The following six high school players — all top-flight receivers with myriad offers — received tweets from Norvell’s Twitter account …
Ahmad Fulwood –... Read More
Three Sooners earn academic honors
February 16, 2012
Andrew Fitzgerald, Barry Honoré and Tyler Neal were each named to the 2012 Academic All-Big 12 Team Thursday. They were among nine second-team selections and 20 overall honorees.
First-team members have recorded a 3.20 or better GPA, while second-team honorees are those with a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.
Fitzgerald, an... Read More
Sooners announce full schedule
February 15, 2012
CAMPUS CORNER — As we suspected, the wait for the rest of OU’s 2012 football schedule was a short one.
No surprises, based on Tuesday’s information: At UTEP on Sept. 1 and hosting Florida A&M in the Sept. 8 home opener. Notre Dame was already set for Oct. 27.
“We have a philosophy of playing a... Read More
Rattlers of Florida A&M likely headed to Owen Field on Sept. 8
February 14, 2012
CAMPUS CORNER — Add this to your schedule intel from today: Florida A&M will likely fulfill the FCS role in the fall.
My friend Coley Harvey at the Orlando Sentinel saw something today indicating OU and FAMU will get together Sept. 8 at Owen Field. I see no reason at all to doubt it — especially... Read More
Hearts on fire: Big 12 schedule released on V-Day
February 14, 2012
CAMPUS CORNER — West Virginia moved this morning to officially join the Big 12 for the 2012 season and then, boom, the Big 12 released its football schedule.
Here is what Oklahoma is looking at this fall:
Sept. 22 – Kansas State in Big 12 opener
Oct. 6 – at Texas Tech
Oct. 13 – Texas (in Dallas)... Read More
Brown key matchup versus Texas
February 14, 2012
Texas guard J’Covan Brown leads the Big 12 in scoring, averaging close to 20 points. How Oklahoma defends the 6-foot-1 junior is the key matchup when the Sooners host the Longhorns Tuesday night at Lloyd Noble Center.
Brown has been especially hot the past three weeks. He’s averaged 22.4 points and 5.0... Read More
Big 12 source: schedule “getting close” but not done
February 10, 2012
CAMPUS CORNER — Perhaps the idea of the Big 12 schedule coming out today was merely wishful thinking on the part of Texas Tech AD Kirby Hocutt.
Someone within the league told me this morning that officials are “getting close,” but they’re still not quite there. So maybe West Virginia’s legal matters... Read More
Texas Tech AD: Expect Big 12 schedule on Friday
February 09, 2012
* Big 12 schedule coming Friday, Texas Tech’s Kirby Hocutt says
* Source: OU has its two vacant non-conference dates all but finalized
* Expectation is that OU-Texas will be Oct. 13, a week later than originally scheduled
CAMPUS CORNER — Texas Tech Kirby Hocutt was gathered in... Read More
Rooting for Justin McCay
February 07, 2012
Covering sports you see different players try to overcome various obstacles. A story that appeared this week on KUSpots.com shows why former Oklahoma wide receiver Justin McCay is one of those kids you hope the NCAA shows some mercy.
McCay, a wide receiver from the Kansas City area, was a highly touted recruit.... Read More